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When the interstate highway system was created, the routes isolated or destroyed urban neighborhoods nationwide. Seven older adults who lived in those places share their memories and observations.
Decades of Highway Construction and Community Destruction »
Learn what a livable community is, and how and why AARP is working with local leaders and residents nationwide to make communities more livable for people of all ages
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AARP Public Policy Livable Communities »
The population of older adults is getting larger — and older. By 2034, people age 65 or over will outnumber children age 17 or younger. See these and similar population projections
AARP Home and Community Survey »
America Needs More 'Aging-Ready' Homes »
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Urban planning expert and livability champion Gil Penalosa explains how cities can become more equitable and sustainable
Lessons from livability leaders »
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Parents are building places where their adult children with disabilities can be independent and cared for
The Age-Friendly network and equity »
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As small homes that exist on the same property lot as a single-family residence, ADUs play a major role in serving a national housing need
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